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Wildflowers at Wellesbourne

The University of Warwick is collaborating with Severn Trent and the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust in their 'Wilder Communities' project.

The Dunsmore Living Landscape Partnership has received funding from Severn Trent to improve education grounds and community green spaces for nature. The Wilder Communities project is part of Severn Trent’s Great Big Nature Boost scheme, which aims to boost nature across 5000ha of land in the Severn Trent region by 2027.

Over 2021/22, the Dunsmore Living Landscape team are creating and enhancing habitats with communities to help transform the environment we live in: restoring, recreating and reconnecting wildlife rich spaces for the benefit of nature and people. Enhancements are fully funded and include work such as wildflower sowing, tree and hedge planting and pond creation.

At the Wellesbourne Campus we have sown an area of approximately 0.25 hectares with mixes of wildflower and grass seeds. All of the areas have been sown as strips, parallel to hedgerows.